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As the criminal justice reform movement grows, District Attorney Mike Hestrin reaches out to local youth
The Desert Sun highlights research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, citing crime trends on the California Sentencing Institute.
Busting the Myth of Immigrant Crime
CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males authors a commentary article in Yes! Magazine on immigration, which analyzes violence in white communities compared to diverse sanctuary communities.
California, Like Other States, Needs Independent Monitor to Solidify Reform, Ward Off Abuses
CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about California's Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), which has been mired in scandal for…
Intersectionality, Complexity of California Juvenile Justice Dramatized in ‘The 57 Bus’
CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the complexities of youth in our juvenile justice system through the lens of "The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers…
Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines
NJ.com quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on youth curfews: their ineffectiveness as a model of crime prevention and damaging impacts for young people.
Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines
NJ.com quotes CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males on the dangers of youth curfew policies, which criminalize youth without improving community safety.
California’s ‘Close to Home’ Programs Must Invest in Communities, Not Corrections
CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about two California grant programs that provide nearly $280M for local…
Youth Much Less Likely to Shoot or Be Shot Now, No Thanks to Adults
CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males pens an Op-Ed on decreased gun violence among youth in major cities across the U.S. amid the nation's continued atrocities of gun violence and mass shootings.
California Should Lead Nation by Setting Minimum Age Standard
CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about California's proposed minimum age law to protect young children from the negative…
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Arrests for Drug Possession After California Proposition 47, 2011–2016
The American Journal of Public Health ( AJPH ) highlights key research by CJCJ's Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen, which examines five states following the passage of marijuana reform policies.
Corrupt, inhumane reform school was SF’s first form of juvenile justice
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair in an article on the tragic history of San Francisco's juvenile justice system.
Proposition 47 opponents can’t handle the facts
The Orange County Register highlights CJCJ's key research on crime trends in California amid major justice reforms in the state.
SF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile Facilities
The San Francisco Examiner quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the rising per capita costs of California's Division of Juvenile…
Gov. Brown, The State’s Analyst, & Youth Advocates Argue Over Raising The Age Limit For State Juvie Lock-Ups
WitnessLA references and quotes the blog post, 2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations by CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen…
Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering
The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's recent Fact Sheet on California’s Division of Juvenile Justice in an article on Governor Brown's Budget Proposal for DJJ in FY 2018-19.
Breaking Ground: Two formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives while rebuilding a Bayview public housing community
The Mission Local, a San Francisco-based newspaper, discusses employment barriers with CJCJ's Director of Community-Based Services Gerald Miller.
SB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice Fees
California takes the lead in juvenile justice reform, ending the harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging fees to families with youth in the system.
The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers
CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.
Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building
The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's growing awareness that incarcerating youth does not make communities safer.
The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)
CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance.
Failed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than Dollars
CJCJ's Brian Goldstein pens an op-ed for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting the overwhelming fiscal and social costs of juvenile incarceration to youth and the community.
Travis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in California
Politifact uses data from CJCJ's recent report to fact check a statement made by California gubernatorial candidate, Travis Allen.
The California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration
The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration.
KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crime
Berkeley radio station, KPFA 94.1 FM, interviewed CJCJ's Mike Males about the findings of his recent report "Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and California's Stunning Declines in Crime and…
State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime
The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about the size of Tuolumne County's new, 30-bed juvenile hall that currently confines four young people.

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